This threw me for a loop... I was looking around and found an article from on Smarter Travel from back in 2003 talking about how you could go to milepoint.com to get discounts on resorts... then I thought "wait, what?" then I thought again and said "wait 2003? WTF?" http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-advice/Redeem-miles-stays-trains.html?id=12398 So I hopped in the Way Back Machine and realized that milepoint used to be some kind of miles/points to cash service as far back as October 2000: http://web.archive.org/web/20010511055511/http://www.milepoint.com/ Not sure if this was common knowledge, but it was news to me and I thought I would share.